Sports media “The Athletic” shed light on the theme of “Who is the most paid player in the English Premier League (EPL) club?” on the 27th.
In Tottenham, Son Heung-min took first place.
“The Athletic” said, “Son Heung-min is Tottenham’s highest salary since Harry Kane left this summer,” adding, “He receives 200,000 pounds (about 380 million won) a week, including bonuses.”
Surprisingly, after Son Heung-min, Ivan Perisic is the second highest paid player at Tottenham. It’s 180,000 pounds (about 300 million won),” he added.
British media outlet The Boot Room also said, “Amazing. Perisic is the second most-received surprise player. Son Heung-min is the only player who receives more, he said, shedding light on Tottenham’s weekly wage system.
Perisic moved to Tottenham at the behest of his teacher Antonio Conte. However, it was pointed out that it was the worst match and discord with Son Heung-min.
Perisic played the left wingback position, but he couldn’t avoid criticism as his movement overlapped with Son Heung-min and he showed regret at the passing timing.
There have been cases where Son Heung-min’s performance continues to rise without Perisic.
Perisic had little effect due to discord with Son Heung-min and poor performance. The cross success rate, which was his strength, was also not good.
Perisic has no place at Tottenham. The situation became more serious when Antonio Conte, who had recruited, left.
To make matters worse, he collapsed with injuries. Perisic injured his anterior cruciate ligament and ends up on the operating table. After that, he plans to concentrate on rehabilitation.
Tottenham Hotspur said on its official channel, “Perisic injured his cruciate ligament during training. I’m going to undergo surgery,” he said.
“Perisic carries out a rehabilitation program with the medical team. It looks like he won’t be able to play the rest of the season. I wish you a speedy recovery,” he added.
If surgery is carried out due to a cruciate ligament injury, recovery and rehabilitation are required for about six months. It takes more time to improve his condition and performance for later participation.
Considering that the English Premier League (EPL) will end in May, Perisic is virtually out of the season.
Tottenham’s No. 1 player Son Heung-min is a front-line striker this season.
Son Heung-min equalized through a sensational chip shot after the goalkeeper came out and confirmed that there was space after a pass play with Manor Solomon in the 16th minute of the first half when Tottenham allowed a run in the fourth round match against Burnley.
Later, Son Heung-min’s show began. After receiving Solomon’s pass in the 19th minute of the second half, Son Heung-min flooded in and made his team’s fourth goal and his second of the season through direct shooting.
Son Heung-min did not stop scoring. In the 22nd minute of the second half, he dug into the back of Burnley’s defense and scored again after receiving a prisoner’s pass. It was the moment when he achieved his first hat trick of the season.
Son Heung-min achieved his fourth career hat trick against Burnley this season after Southampton (2020/21), Aston Villa (2021/22), and Leicester City (2022/23).
Son also shone in the North London derby against Arsenal. He shook Arsenal’s net in the second minute of the first half, but he swallowed the disappointment as the offside was declared. Later, in the 22nd minute of the first half, he handed over an amazing pass from the right side and Johnson showed a threatening shot, but the record of offensive points was destroyed as the goalkeeper was blocked.
However, Son Heung-min was extraordinary. In the 42nd minute of the first half, James Medicine scored through a sensational touch that slightly changed the direction of giving up a pass after a mixed situation at the gate. He scored his fourth EPL goal this season.